Easy Village Bread

What’s better than a warm loaf of homemade bread with a crispy, golden crust?! How about one that’s easier to make than going out to buy it at the grocery store?  Yes-this is possible. Let me introduce you to the easiest bread you’ll ever make. With minimal effort and absolutely no kneading, you can have an…

Greek Fava Crostini

Fava. Not Fava beans. Just Fava. Greeks know what I’m talking about. For my non-Greeks, I can best describe Fava as a yellow split pea puree that is simple to make, yet full of flavor. At home, my mom would serve up a hot plate of Fava topped with olive oil and finely chopped onion. It…

Chocolate Twist Tsoureki

As much as I love traditions, I also love taking a traditional recipe and giving it a little twist-especially when that twist ends up being the addition of chocolate. It brings some variety (and in this case, more chocolate) to a traditional holiday table. Adding chocolate to Tsoureki adds a few more steps to what is already a slightly time…

Pistachio, White Chocolate + Rosemary Scones

Today you’re researching proper scone making and tomorrow you’ll be brushing up on your Spanish vocabulary, but you’re not studying for a test in English Baking 101 or planning a trip to Chile. So, why then? Because you’re a knowledge junkie.  You’re curious about anything and everything and never satisfied with what you already know. If this…

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Greek Easter is over, but the holiday lives on days after in the form of leftovers. What to do with all the lamb, brightly colored eggs, Koulourakia and Tsoureki?!? Good question. While I haven’t figured out a solution for the first three (other than eating them), I did come up with a way to enjoy…

Split Decision Ladenia

In case you haven’t figured it out already, I don’t usually stick to traditional recipes when it comes to cooking. This is exactly why I enjoy it so much. I get to take a dish that I’ve watched my mother prepare countless times just the same way her mother prepared it and have some fun with it….

Paximadia: Barley Rusks

We always hear about quick recipes, 30-minute meals and crock-pot dinners, but sometimes I’m in the mood for a challenge. My mother can attest to this with the 14 layer cake I made for her birthday a couple of years ago. It was absolutely delicious, but let’s just say it had some structural issues. So…

Olive, Apricot & Rosemary Bread

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -Leonardo da Vinci My favorite memories of food at home are not what you would expect. They’re not of the feast my mother spent all day in the kitchen preparing to commemorate a special occasion. They’re unplanned and utterly simple. A spread of olives, cheese, freshly baked bread and olive…

Vasilopita Cupcakes

New year. New blog. New twist on one of my favorite Greek traditions: Vasilopita. In case you don’t know, the vasilopita is traditionally a cake or bread baked with a coin in it that’s eaten around the start of the New Year. If the coin lands in your piece, then it’s your lucky day, or…